Latest Gist: Peruzzi Finally Reacts To Rumour That He Slept With Chioma
Top Nigerian artist, Peruzzi has opened up on the allegation he slept with Chioma Rowland, his to-be boss wife and mother of his boss son.
The singer born Tobechukwu Okoh told Chude Jideonwo host of the talk series #WithChude that the allegation was “crazy”.
Peruzzi’s former label boss King Patrick made the allegation in January 2020, saying the singer had a sexual relationship with Chioma before she introduced him to Davido as her cousin.
Peruzzi Finally Reacts To Rumour That He Slept With Chioma
“Someone said I had sex with the wife of the man who helped me. Do you know how crazy that is? Even if you hate me, what did Davido do to you? So right now, I am careful of every pin that drops near me,” the ‘Nana’ singer told Chude.
The 31-year-old gave plaudits to his team for handling the publicity for his single ‘For your pocket’ which was released in 2017 two days before his mother’s death.
Peruzzi said it afforded him the time he needed to grieve.
“I had just dropped ‘For your Pocket’, and then my mum died two days after. I had to take my time to cry but at the same time try to hide from my guys because we were already tweeting about the release of the new song, and I did not want them to stop. After a while, I had to tell them to allow me when it’s time to cry, and I would not disturb them, but whatever they did, they should not stop tweeting about it. I would go into the shower and cry, allow the water to wash away the pain, but once I was out, it was back to work. It was at that time that Davido posted my song on Snapchat, and that gave my career the boost it needed,” he said.
The musician also explained how he got featured in 2Baba’s ‘Amaka’ in 2018.
“(Larry) Gaaga called me one morning, (saying) that we should vibe in the studio and that 2Baba was going to be there as well, and I said okay. I had already planned everything I would tell 2Baba because I had not met him before that time.
When I got there, everything I planned on telling him was what he was telling me. He was bowing his head to me, and I was confused. I just kept saying, ‘Don’t do this to me; you are 2Baba.’ What he did that day, I will never forget.
We released the video, and it scattered Nigeria. ‘Amaka’ gave me that older and more mature-minded audience. It was a song everyone could relate to, and it skyrocketed my career,” he said.